Ann VanderMeer's award-winning tenure at Weird Tales was cut short when the magazine was bought by a new crew ‚ÄĒ but the print world's loss is the internet's gain. VanderMeer and her husband, Jeff VanderMeer, have started a new online magazine, the Weird Fiction Review, which just launched today.

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Top image: Detail of "Rat House" by Myrtle von Damitz III.

They're using it to tie in with their new 750,000-word anthology of all types of weird fiction, The Weird: A Com­pendium of Strange & Dark Sto­ries. But they're also going to be publishing original essays, art, and some fiction on the site, and they've launched with an interview with Neil Gaiman.

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They write:

This site is also meant to be an ongo¬≠ing explo¬≠ration into all facets of the weird, in all of its many forms‚ÄČ-‚ÄČa kind of non-denominational approach that appre¬≠ci¬≠ates Love¬≠craft but also Kafka, Angela Carter and Clark Ash¬≠ton Smith, Shirley Jack¬≠son and Fritz Leiber‚ÄČ-‚ÄČalong with the next gen¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion of weird writ¬≠ers and inter¬≠na¬≠tional weird. The empha¬≠sis will be on non¬≠fic¬≠tion on writ¬≠ers and par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar books, but we will also run fea¬≠tures on weird art, music, and film, as well as occa¬≠sional fiction.

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There's already some fiction, some comics, some essays, and the aforementioned Gaiman interview on the site now. Check it out! [Weird Fiction Review]